Have a good one – whatever that is

Take time out of your busy life to run away for me.

Thanks. Appreciate it.


Posted in vent

ITN Goal: Simplify face-to-face encounters

Bulletproof homes

Get it on

Keep it up

Resolved: Only get shot by non-piercing arrows

Posted in ITN Principles

Does Caregiving Make Sense?

On a Lenten Retreat I read this quote:

“Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”

– Vaclav Havel


“If it is true that Hope is the courage to believe something makes sense, then Grace is the willingness to accept (it).”

– Dan Zeorlin


Have faith that everything happens for a reason. It’s all good.


Posted in Acceptance, Agony, appeal, Caremore, Coping Skill Exercises, despair, emotional awareness, encourage, faith, fear, future, gratitude, growth, hope, recovery, strength, support

Hope to recover


and in denial

Another misery

anguish is the rule

Abandoned, I suffer

dreading the impending desolation:

misplaced, disoriented, and confused.

Old and decrepit is just another phase

We try but we scarcely succeed


Supposedly the interest is entirely objective

But isn’t it personal the way you brag?

None deserve to endure adversity



Posted in recovery


“Becoming a Better Caregiver” carries with it the dubious distinction of no longer being “one of the fella’s”. C’mon guys: It’s time to break out of the pack and be a real man – one who knows that life is precious, opportunities are fleeting, and the only reason you run with a pack of losers is because you don’t know anyone else worth emulating.
Be strong. We can do this.

Posted in strength

I Love You

Our situation magnifies your beauty
Revealing your radiance with great light
Fear is cast away
And I am awestruck by the magnificence that is you

Thank you my Darling

Posted in gratitude

How To Be Everyone’s Darling

1. I wouldn’t know

Posted in Understanding Relationships